Posts Tagged ‘Windian Records’

Points Man: Why Travis Jackson Mattered to D.C.’s Punk Scene

The Penetrators don't get too many requests for autographs these days.
But Travis Jackson wanted something else from the early Syracuse punk band, who in the late '70s and '80s made little noise outside of upstate New York (and whose 1981 video for "Shopping Bag" was rejected by MTV). A couple years ago, Jackson reached out to Penetrators [...]

Travis Jackson, Points Drummer and Windian Records Founder, Killed in Collision

Travis Jackson, who drummed in the explosive D.C. garage-punk band The Points and founded Windian Records, was killed last night in an accident on Suitland Parkway in Southeast. He was 34.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Jackson, was working at a construction site on Suitland Parkway when an eastbound BMW SUV collided with a parked truck [...]

Prepare for New Music From D.C.’s Apes

No D.C. band ever sounded like Apes. From its founding in 1999, the local psych-rock ensemble—with its lumbering, distorted organ freakouts—seemed to exist in a world remote from whatever one the rest of the scene was chillin' in at the time. Apes didn't sound like a serious post-Dischord band. It didn't really mimic the experimental post-punk thing or [...]

Label Condition: A Selective Overview of D.C. DIY Labels

D.C. doesn’t make too many waves in mainstream music, but who cares? We’re not lacking for great local music—nor the DIY record labels that support it.
Any rockist outside of town probably associates D.C. with the fabled Dischord label, and hip-hop heads undoubtedly know about Wale’s The Board Administration imprint and Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group. [...]

ToDo ToDay: An Indie-Rock Festival Weekend

Say you like contemporary classical music, but the National Symphony’s recent offerings favor Mozart and Beethoven. Don’t fret—the New York City Ballet has you covered. This weekend, the company performs to works by American icon John Adams, contemporary Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, and 20th-century classics by Bernstein and Gerswhin. But there’s a catch: You have [...]

Windian Records’ New Anniversary Poster

A rule about D.C. punk rock: If you're accused of insensitivity, the best thing to do is make a Fugazi reference.
That possibly racist show poster, containing an exaggerated illustration of a Native American, that I wrote about yesterday? Windian Records has removed it from the Facebook invite to its third-anniversary parties, which take place in [...]

Is This Show Poster Racist?

I'm pleased as punch that Windian Records is celebrating its third year next month—as any local fan of garage and scuzzy punk rock should be. But I did a double take when I saw the poster for the shows, which take place April 6 and 7 at Montserrat House: Is that a Native American? With [...]

Arts Roundup: OK, So D.C. Does Kinda Suck Edition

Numbers Talk: Urban scholar Richard Florida has his say in the debate over whether D.C. is a good place for artists to make a living. He looks at the concentration and incomes of different types of artists in the D.C. region, New York, Philly, and Baltimore, and concludes that "D.C. seems like a not-so-great place for [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Devo in Falls Church!

On the DVD commentary of Erle C. Kenton’s Island of Lost Souls, Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh explains that the band’s theory of de-evolution largely stems from late-night viewings of the seminal sci-fi film. How appropriate, then, that Devo’s oddball philosophy and idiosyncratic style spawned its own cultish midnight-movie appeal, one that’s resonated far beyond the novelty [...]

Arts Roundup: I’d Rather Be in California, Too Edition

No Lens Flares Here: Odd angles, stark contrasts, bleeding edges—we could be talking about a Darrow Montgomery gallery, although in this case it's WaPo art critic Philip Kennicott previewing the National Gallery of Art's new exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of photographer Harry Callahan. Kennicott writes: "It’s a small miracle that no matter [...]